Clear Aligners – Flower Mound, TX
The Clear Path to a Straight Smile
Previously, metal braces were really the only orthodontic service available to patients struggling with overcrowded teeth, overbites, and the like. That’s no longer the case! With clear aligner treatment, our team at KidSmiles Dental and Orthodontics can help our patients improve the look, health, and function of their smiles without the brackets and wires. To learn more about how this innovative teeth-straightening treatment works, you can read on or schedule an appointment with us here.
Why Choose KidSmiles Dental and Orthodontics for Clear Aligners?
- Board-Certified Dentist
- Flexible Payment Options Available
- Lunchtime and After-School Hours
How Clear Aligners Work
Although the technology behind clear aligner treatment is complex, how it works is relatively simple! First, we will take detailed scans of your teen’s teeth. Then, a series of clear aligners are designed to move their teeth into their ideal positions. An important part of the process is that your child needs to wear each tray for 20+ hours a day. Remember, the aligners only work while they are wearing them, so meeting that goal daily is of the utmost importance!
Indications for Clear Aligners
Although no two smiles are exactly the same, many patients struggle with the same orthodontic problems: overcrowded teeth, spaced-out teeth, and uneven bites. Here’s a little more information about each:
Overcrowding is a common orthodontic problem, and clear aligner treatment is a solution. Each tray will place just enough pressure on your child’s teeth to guide them into their properly aligned positions. This entire process on average only takes 12-18 months too!
Gaps Between Teeth
Unfortunately, even small gaps can trap food particles, plaque, and other debris, negatively impacting your teen’s oral health in the process. Don’t worry – we can design a series of clear aligners to gently guide your child’s teeth back together, improving the look and health of their smile in the process.
If your teen’s bite isn’t aligned properly, they can have difficulty chewing properly. Plus, they are at an increased risk for oral health problems, including chronic teeth grinding. The good news is that clear aligners can improve the position of their teeth as well as the alignment of their bite!
The Benefits of Clear Aligners
It’s very common for teenagers to feel self-conscious about their appearance. The good news is that clear aligners can effectively straighten their teeth without the metal, helping them feel confident throughout their teeth-straightening journey! Of course, there are other noteworthy benefits to consider, including the fact that there aren’t any dietary restrictions or complicated oral hygiene regimens. In short, clear aligner treatment is discreet and hassle-free, which is why more than 12 million patients have chosen this orthodontic service.
How Much Do Clear Aligners Cost?
Before we can determine the answer, we need to take X-rays and conduct an exam. That way, we know important information, including the severity of your teen’s misalignment, if rubber bands or any other orthodontic accessories need to be added to their treatment plan, and if we need to straighten one or both arches of teeth. Only then will we have an idea of how many clear aligners they need and, in turn, how much it will cost to straighten their teeth.